Join our team! Summer student position available

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association is seeking a post-secondary student with a wide variety of skills to assist with our summer event season. This position will provide the successful applicant the opportunity to develop skills in the following areas: 

Event Planning

  • Assist with the development and coordination of DBA and/or downtown events as required
  • Book entertainment for weekly events in the Downtown
  • During events, all DBA staff are required to participate with an ‘all hands on deck’ approach

Farmer’s Market

  • Bagging meters
  • Barricade supervision
  • Vendor assistance
  • Market tear-down

Marketing and External Communications

  • Distribution of monthly newsletter to DBA members. Includes content collection, compilation, and distribution
  • Creation and distribution of promotional material on an as-needed basis

Website Maintenance

  • Updating content of the DBA website through a CMS interface
  • Updating our web-based business database

Social Media Management

  • Social media (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) management as required to connect with DBA members, local partners, supporters, performing artists, etc. and to promote DBA programs and events

Media Relations

  • Distributing media releases that are relevant and timely
  • Managing media and setting up interviews leading up to an event and on-site media relations

Administrative Duties

  • Answering the phone in a professional manner
  • Greeting guests when they arrive at the office
  • Filing and other office-related tasks
  • Electronic file management

Other duties as assigned.

Start Date: Monday, May 28, 2018
Contract length: 14 weeks, full-time (35 hours per week)

Application Process: Interested candidates are asked to provide a cover letter, resumé and 3 references.

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To download a PDF file of the job posting, click here.

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